from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having too large spars, or masts and yards: said of a vessel.
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With his practiced eye, Jones could tell at once she was oversparred, with too much weight abovedeck.
The Alliance, though speedy, was crank and oversparred, and Landais had allowed her to become a filthy ship.
Inshore, on their port bow, lay the Tahaa, slim and yacht-like, but excessively oversparred.
He was like a boat (the comparison would have pleased him) built for strength and speed, but immensely oversparred.
Inshore, on their port bow, lay the _Tahaa_, slim and yacht-like, but excessively oversparred.
"Yes," put in the Duke, "he is rather oversparred for a nor'-easter, eh?